Guardians of the Galaxy SMASHES Box Office Record With BIG Opening Weekend

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Guardians of the Galaxy Opening Weekend

By Daniel Gates


Guardians of the Galaxy Opening Weekend


Guardians of the Galaxy demolished the record for an August opening weekend, with the offbeat Marvel superhero spectacular earning $94 million in its debut weekend.

That put it WAY ahead of second place finisher Lucy, which took in $18.3 million in ticket sales.

The new James Brown biopic Get On Up came in third with $14 million.

Hercules and Dawn of the Planet of the Apes secured fourth and fifth places with $10.7 million and $8.7 million, respectivey.

Rounding out the Top 10 were Planes: Fire & Rescue ($6.4 million), The Purge: Anarchy ($5.5 million), Sex Tape ($3.5 million), And So It Goes ($3.3 million), and A Most Wanted Man ($3.2 million).

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